Genesis 11:10
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King James Version
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

Darby Bible Translation
These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood.

World English Bible
This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood.

Young's Literal Translation
These are births of Shem: Shem is a son of an hundred years, and begetteth Arphaxad two years after the deluge.

Genesis 11:10 Parallel
Commentary
Geneva Study Bible

These are the generations {k} of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

(k) He returns to the genealogy of Shem, to come to the history of Abram, in which the Church of God is described, which is Moses' principle purpose.

Scofield Reference Notes

[1] generations of Shem

Genesis 11. and 12. mark an important turning point in the divine dealing. Heretofore the history has been that of the whole Adamic race. There has been neither Jew nor Gentile; all have been one in "the first man Adam." Henceforth, in the Scripture record, humanity must be thought of as a vast stream from which God, in the call of Abram and the creation of the nation of Israel, has but drawn off a slender rill, through which He may at last purify the great river itself. Israel was called to be a witness to the unity of God in the midst of universal idolatry Dt 6:4 Isa 43:10-12 to illustrate the blessedness of serving the true God Dt 33:26-29 to receive and preserve the divine revelations Rom 3:1,2 Dt 4:5-8 and to produce the messiah Gen 3:15 21:12 28:10,14 49:10 2Sam 7:16,17 Isa 4:3,4 Mt 1:1.

The reader of scripture should hold firmly in mind:

(1) that from Gen 12. to Mat 12.45 the Scriptures have primarily in view Israel, the little rill, not the great Gentile river; though again and again the universality of the ultimate divine intent breaks into view (e.g. Gen 12:3 Isa 2:2,4 5:26 9:1,2 11:10-12 42:1-6 49:6,12 Isa 52:15 54:3 55:5 60:3,5,11-16 61:6,9 62:2 66:12,18,19 Jer 16:19 Joel 3:9,10 Mal 1:11 Rom 9. 10. 11. Gal 3:8-14.

(2) that the human race, henceforth called Gentile in distinction from Israel, goes on under the Adamic and Noahic covenants; and that for the race (outside Israel) the dispensations of Conscience and of Human government continue. The moral history of the great Gentile world is told in Rom 1:21-32 and its moral accountability in Rom 2:1-16. Conscience never acquits: it either "accuses" or "excuses." Where the law is known to the Gentiles it is to them, as to Israel, "a ministration of death," a "curse" Rom 3:19,20 7:9,10 2Cor 3:7 Gal 3:10. A wholly new responsibility arises when either Jew or Gentile knows the Gospel Jn 3:18,19,36 15:22-24 16:9 1Jn 5:9-12.Genesis 11:10 Parallel Commentaries

Library
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
57. (32). There was a certain clerk in Lismore whose life, as it is said, was good, but his faith not so. He was a man of some knowledge in his own eyes, and dared to say that in the Eucharist there is only a sacrament and not the fact[718] of the sacrament, that is, mere sanctification and not the truth of the Body. On this subject he was often addressed by Malachy in secret, but in vain; and finally he was called before a public assembly, the laity however being excluded, in order that if it were
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4

The Promise to the Patriarchs.
A great epoch is, in Genesis, ushered in with the history of the time of the Patriarchs. Luther says: "This is the third period in which Holy Scripture begins the history of the Church with a new family." In a befitting manner, the representation is opened in Gen. xii. 1-3 by an account of the first revelation of God, given to Abraham at Haran, in which the way is opened up for all that follows, and in which the dispensations of God are brought before us in a rapid survey. Abraham is to forsake
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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